Ordering Transcripts

If you wish to order a transcript for a reference only, and plan to privately pay for the transcript, please click here to order online from our contractor, eScribers.

If you wish to order a transcript for an appeal and/or wish to have the State of Maine pay for the transcript, the first step in ordering a transcript is to complete a transcript order form (CV R-165). You can obtain a transcript order from any clerks’ office or download the form from the link above. The transcript order form is the same for both civil and criminal cases in either Superior or District Court.

 In order to complete a transcript order form, you will need the following information: 

  • The name of the case and Docket Number;
  • The date of the hearing; 
  • The start time of your case; and,
  • Your contact information.

Pro se litigants or attorneys representing indigent clients who are requesting transcripts to be paid at the state's expense will need to complete form CV-R-166, Motion for Transcript at State Expense. For more information please review M.R. Civ. P. 91.
If you need help completing your transcript order form, please contact the clerk’s office where your matter was heard or the Office of Transcript Operations. Once the form is completed, send the form to the clerk’s office in the court where your case was heard. For a listing of clerk’s offices, see: 

After submitting your form, you will receive a notice of estimated costs and an estimated completion date.